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House debates nullifying health care penalties

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has been debating attempts to nullify the federal health care overhall. A proposal by Representative Talbot and backed by Governor Jindal states that no one can be forced to pay a penalty for not buying insurance.

Jindal continues to lead fight against spill

Governor Bobby Jindal continues to work out new plans in the fight against the crisis on the coast. Jindal says he's ready to protect Louisiana under the worst case scenario. Jindal is requesting 8 million feet of absorbent and hard boom, as we

Safety Darren Sharper returning to Saints

NEW ORLEANS - All-Pro safety Darren Sharper is returning to New Orleans for a chance to repeat as Super Bowl champion in 2010. After talking with other teams this off-season, the 13-year veteran decided Monday to return to the 'Who Dat Nation'.

Officials continue to battle oil spill in Gulf

The continues to spread in the Gulf of Mexico, but officials still are giving it their all. The fire hasn't been an adequate match for the oil, so British Petroleum is working on other options. One plan involves a dome-type chamber system to ca

Former LHS teacher indicted on multiple charges

LAFAYETTE - A former Lafayette High School teacher has been indicted on federal charges for videotaping students having sex in his apartment. Stephen McKay Hurst is facing multiple counts of child pornography, as well as obstruction of justice.

Pentagon sends Air Force to help with spill

The Pentagon has approved the use of two Air Force planes to dump chemicals on the oil spill threatening the Gulf coast. The planes were sent from Ohio to Mississippi Thursday to await orders. A number of civilian planes have already been doin

Lafayette Parish counselor arrested on drug charges

LAFAYETTE - A counselor in the Lafayette Parish school system was arrested on drug charges. Narcotics agents booked Leah Arceneaux yesterday after raiding her apartment. Authorities say they found marijuana and lortab.

State House considers sex education bill

BATON ROUGE - The state House is considering a bill that would require all public schools in the state to teach sex education. The teaching would include abstinence, contraceptives and STD's. It is currently legal for schools to use the program

Oil spill bigger than Rhode Island

Clean up crews work frantically to clean up the spill that now covers over 1800 square miles of ocean. That's bigger than the state of Rhode Island. Authorities say they have begun burning some of the thickest oil in an attempt to keep it from

Legislators reject same-sex adoption

BATON ROUGE - State senators rejected a bill to let same sex parents adopt children together in the Pelican State. They argued adoptions would encourage immoral behavior and violate the spirit of a consitutional ban on gay marriage.